She was born May 15, 1953, in Willard to the late Henry R. and Catherine J. (Schultz) Shafer, Sr. Connie began her working career as a cosmetologist, in respiratory therapy, and in nursing as a LPN because her true passion was taking care of others, working at Mercy Hospital of Willard, Hillside Acres, and most recently home health care. She was very talented and creative, working with crafts, drawing, crocheting, baking, but her true love was spending time with her granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and family.
Connie is survived by her husband: Jimmy Jones who she married August 9, 1971, her 2 sons: Ian (Becky Perkins) Jones of Elyria and Joshua (Dr. Kristin) Jones of New Washington, 1 granddaughter: Piper Jones, 5 brothers: Richard, Robert (Imogene), John (Pat), Gary (Karen) and Paul (Bridget) Shafer, all of Willard, and 4 sisters: Shirley Jones, Peggy Dull, Sharon Combs, and Janice (Mike) Shepherd, all of Willard along with many nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews and special patient: Vic.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers: Henry Shafer, Jr. and Charles Shafer, sister: Karen Louise Shafer, brother-in-law: Billy B. Jones, sister-in-law: Peggy Shafer, and niece Laura Kay Hunt.
Friends may call 4-8 P.M. Thursday, June 14, at the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave, Willard. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, June 15, 2018, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard, with Rev. George Mahas officiating and at the conclusion of the service, the family would like to invite friends to the Willard Depot for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home.
Online Condolences may be made at www.lindseykocher.com.